Thursday, June 25, 2009

You Are Not Alone: My Tribute to Michael Jackson

If you have not heard by now, Michael Jackson died today of cardiac arrest. He was only 50 years young! I don't care about all the legal bullshit he was enthralled in over the last few years. This man was an icon. He was a father. He was a son. He was a brother. He was a humanitarian. He made MTV when MTV refused to even air videos by black artists. He transcended race before we'd ever heard of Tiger Woods or Barack Obama. He touched so many lives including mine. My favorite song is You Are Not Alone, and he truly is not. RIP Michael. You are The King of Pop. May your children and family find comfort in all the memories you've created and all the millions of fans who will let your music live on forever.





4 comments:

Mindy said...

That's one of many of my fav songs from Michael. This was truely shocking.

Meta Soul said...

You could not have said it better Patrice- Michael was and always will be a bad mother (shut yo mouth ). And it damn sure didn't matter if you were Black or White!! "Earth Song", "Childhood" and "Startin Something" and "You Can't Win" are some of my favs. He rocks this WORLD - You did good Mike- you did good!!

Amina said...

Sure did "do good". Thanks for the tribute Patrice. He was loved and will be dearly missed, yet he lives on through sooooo many inspirational songs and just plain ol good music. I was up half the night watching all of his videos (that were really like short films), boy they don't make 'em like they used to. Mike was the shhhhhhh**!!!! RIP MJ!

Runako Designs by Dee said...

still in disbelief today...